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Smartly Fighting Slickness on Slopes

Slopes are among the most dangerous places in road traffic. Although rainwater can drain off, snow and freezing wetness pose an increased risk on ramps and grades. To ensure safe travel on a ramp, the Swiss company Migros built a heater into the roadway winding to the parking deck of its distribution center in Zurich. Frost and snow thus had no chance.

Thanks to a smart yet simple roadway monitoring system from OTT HydroMet, Migros was able to reduce energy consumption by over 80% while keeping traffic safe. The solution consists of a road surface monitoring sensor Lufft MARWIS and a weather station Lufft WS600.

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MARWIS - Mobile Advanced Road Weather Information Sensor

MARWIS is the first road and runway weather sensor detecting road conditions, temperatures, friction and other parameters mobile and in real time from driving vehicles...

MARWIS is the first road and runway weather sensor detecting road conditions, temperatures, friction and other parameters mobile in real time for vehicles.

  • Road condition (dry, moist, wet, ice, snow, slush, chemically wet), road surface temperature, ambient temperature, water film height up to 6mm, dew point temperature, relative humidity, ice percentage, friction (calculated)
  • Optical LED transmitters, photo receivers, pyrometer, infrared
  • Mobile, plug and play, 100 measurements per second with max. output rate of 10Hz, multifunctional, real time thermal mapping, wireless data transfer
  • Bluetooth, RS485, CAN-Bus
Compact Weather Sensor WS600 with detection of temperature, relative humidity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed, precipitation intensity, precipitation quantity

WS600-UMB Smart Weather Sensor

Compact all-in-one weather sensor with measurement of temperature, relative humidity, precipitation intensity, precipitation type, precipitation quantity, air pressure, wind direction and wind speed.

Compact all-in-one weather sensor from the WS-Series. Measurement of temperature, relative humidity, precipitation intensity, precipitation type, precipitation quantity, air pressure, wind direction and wind speed.

  • Temperature, relative humidity, precipitation intensity, precipitation type, precipitation quantity, air pressure, wind direction, wind speed
  • Ultrasonic/Wind, NTC/T, Capacitive/RH, MEMS capacitive/Pressure, 24 GHz Doppler radar/Precipitation
  • Wind detection with birdproof construction. Compact all-in-one weather sensor, low power, heater, aspirated radiation shield, maintenance-free operation, open communication protocol.
  • RS485 with supported protocols UMB-Binary, UMB-ASCII, Modbus-RTU, Modbus-ASCII, XDR and SDI-12
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